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Palestine Superintendent Jessica Sisil presented Benjamin Arnauto with the Palestine Grade School Character Education award. Arnauto's family was on hand with him for the presentation. He is a second grader at PGS.

Palestine schools plan holiday events

By Angela Ridgway
| November 28, 2022

The Palestine Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Wednesday for its monthly meeting and the tax levy was presented to the board.

Around 120 runners and walkers took off from the Robinson Fire Protection District for its Turkey Trot for Tots. The 5K run weaved through streets on the south side of Robinson and the participants finished at the fire department. Money raised from the event will go toward the Toys For Tots program that provides toys for local children.

Local athletes run for Toys for Tots

November 28, 2022

Around 120 runners and walkers took off from the Robinson Fire Protection District for its Turkey Trot for Tots.

Hutsonville schools update board on upcoming events

By Angela Ridgway
| November 28, 2022

The Hustonville Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met in regular session for its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 21. 

Unemployment up slightly here

By Randy Harrison
| November 28, 2022

Crawford County unemployment slipped upward between September and October but remained steady in com...

New Hebron announces first trimester honor roll

November 23, 2022

New Hebron Christian School has announced its list of students who earned honors during the first trimester of the 2022-23 school year.

Palestine High School Drama Club to perform plays

November 23, 2022

Palestine High School Drama Club will be performing three plays on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

Hunters harvest more than 52,000 deer during first weekend of Illinois firearm season

November 23, 2022

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season Nov. 18-20.

Local district makes student safety a priority

By Angela Ridgway
| November 23, 2022

Nuttall Middle School and Robinson High School have experienced a couple of threats lately and school officials have been working on the protocol the schools have in place.

USDA seeks crop information

By Randy Harrison
| November 23, 2022

As the 2022 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National...

Unit 4 OKs tentative tax levy

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

The Oblong Unit 4 school board Monday tentatively approved a tax levy of almost $2.45 million for th...

Unit 2 approves Marathon tax plan

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

Robinson Unit 2 is the latest area taxing body to approve a new tax assessment agreement with Marath...

Architectural firm to craft Unit 2 facility master plan

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

An architectural firm is crafting the proposed future of Robinson Unit 2. The Robinson Unit 2 school...

Tickets still available for Eagles tribute

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

Whether you’ve been up and down this highway, out riding fences or just eating your lunch all by you...

Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets

November 21, 2022

As many gather for holiday celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.

Skaters took to the ice skating rink Friday and Saturday during the Christmas Magic festival on the square in Robinson. The event was presented by the Communtiy Revitalization and Beautification Committee and featured train rides, photos with Santa and a bounce house. Many local businesses on the square were open for the event and featured cookies and hot chocolate for guests. Angela Ridgway | Daily News

Ice skating highlights Christmas Magic festival

November 21, 2022

Skaters took to the ice skating rink Friday and Saturday during the Christmas Magic festival on the square in Robinson.

Lugene Bond filled boxes of cookies at the 31st Annual Cookie Walk at the Fife Opera House. Customers could choose cookies from a huge selection of different kinds and the boxes of cookies were weighed. Santa was on hand for the event so children could tell him their wish list and get photos with him.

Fife Opera House hosts annual Cookie Walk

November 21, 2022

Lugene Bond filled boxes of cookies at the 31st Annual Cookie Walk at the Fife Opera House.

The Robinson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening at Sparks Floral Company. Sparks is celebrating 35 years of business in Robinson. Robb Sparks spoke before he cut the ribbon and thanked the community for all of its support. He was surrounded by friends, family and Chamber members. Sparks is the oldest florist company in Crawford County and is located at 219 S. Cross Street in Robinson. After the ceremony, visitors made their way inside for a ribbon cutting in the decorated building.

Sparks Floral celebrates 35 years of business

November 21, 2022

The Robinson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening at Sparks Floral Company.

IECC approves tax levy, Marathon agreement

By Randy Harrison
| November 21, 2022

Financial matters were on the agenda for most recent meeting of the Illinois Eastern Community Colle...

Local COVID numbers down again

By Randy Harrison
| November 18, 2022

Crawford County’s coronavirus cases continue to drop.Only 15 new cases were reported by the Crawford...

Local artist, David Allen Stone, has signed a deal in Nashville and hopes to broaden his audience. He has performed at local venues as well as at his former high school, Hutsonville High School.

Hutsonville native headed to Nashville

By Angela Ridgway
| November 18, 2022

Hutsonville native, David Allen Stone, has performed at several local events and recently signed with a developmental/branding team in Nashville. Stone, who is Sergeant First Class in the Illinois National Guard, wrote a song “Bury These Burdens” which brings awareness to suicide in service members.


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